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Blown To Bits

Author : Harold Abelson
ISBN : 9780137135592
Genre : Computers
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Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.
Category: Computers

Blown To Bits

Author : Philip Evans
ISBN : 087584877X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Richness or reach? The trade-off used to be simple but absolute: Your business strategy either could focus on "rich" information - customized products and services tailored to a niche audience - or could reach out to a larger market, but with watered-down information that sacrificed richness in favor of a broad, general appeal. Much of business strategy as we know it today rests on this fundamental trade-off. Now, say Evans and Wurster, the new economics of information is eliminating the trade-off between richness and reach, blowing apart the foundations of traditional business strategy. Blown to Bits reveals how the spread of connectivity and common standards is redefining the information channels that link businesses with their customers, suppliers, and employees. Increasingly, your customers will have rich access to a universe of alternatives, your suppliers will exploit direct access to your customers, and your competitors will pick off the most profitable parts of your value chain. Your competitive advantage is up for grabs. To prepare corporate executives and entrepreneurs alike for a fundamental change in business competition, Evans and Wurster expand and illuminate groundbreaking concepts first explored in the award-winning Harvard Business Review article "Strategy and the New Economics of Information," and present a practical guide for applying them. Examples span the spectrum of industries--from financial services to health care, from consumer to industrial goods, and from media to retailing. Blown to Bits shows how to build new strategies that reflect a world in which richness and reach go hand in hand and how to make the most of the new forces shaping competitive advantage.
Category: Business & Economics

Blown To Bits

Author : R. M. Ballantyne
ISBN : 1419110381
Genre : Fiction
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They had scarcely left the cave when Nigel awoke. Feeling indisposed for further repose, he got up and went out in that vague state of mind which is usually defined as "having a look at the weather." Whether or not he gathered much information from the look we cannot tell, but, taking up his short gun, which stood handy at the entrance of the cave, he sauntered down the path which his host had followed a short time before. Arrived at the shore, he observed that a branch path diverged to the left, and appeared to run in the direction of a high precipice.
Category: Fiction

Blown To Bits

Author : Leon Cooper
ISBN : 1450270425
Genre : History
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The lives of twenty-four American aviators became forever intertwined in the skies over Ploesti, Rumania, in 1944, when a pair of bomber crews, an aerial photographer, and a fighter pilot engaged in some of the deadliest air battles the world had ever known. The odds of surviving these almost-daily encounters were somewhere between slim and none. Yet, by some miracle, many of these brave and courageous airmen lived through the horrific campaigns and returned home as conquering heroes. Blown to Bits: 20,000 Feet over Ploesti shares the story of these two dozen American aviators who were shot out of the skies over Nazi-occupied Europe. Considerable material was extracted from national archives in order to document the individual accounts. Author Leon Cooper traveled across the country to interview the remaining survivors and also communicated with family members of the others, who provided a wealth of photos, documents, and stories. Discover an amazing chapter in American history through the firsthand accounts of the men who lived through these harrowing events. Their story is intriguing, tragic, and exciting, but the ending is nothing less than miraculous!
Category: History

Blown To Bits

Author : Ballantyne, R. M.
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This story of adventure takes place in the 1800s in the Indian Ocean R. M. Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer. Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his first book the following year, Hudson's Bay: or, Life in the Wilds of North America. For some time he was employed by Messrs Constable, the publishers, but in 1856 he gave up business for the profession of literature, and began the series of adventure stories for the young with which his name is popularly associated. (Illustrated)

Blown To Bits Or The Lonely Man Of Rakata

Author : R. M. (Robert Michael) Ballantyne
ISBN : 9783847202783
Genre : Fiction
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
Category: Fiction

Blown To Bits In The Mine

Author : Eric Twitty
ISBN : 1937851435
Genre : History
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Interspersing tales of death and survival, Eric Twitty tells the story of explosives in the United States mining industry in an interesting and easy-to-read way. This book is as much for the casual observer of western history as it is for explosive experts wanting to know more about the tools of their trade. Interesting photographs and drawings complete the picture of perhaps the most dangerous of all occupations.
Category: History

Single Single

Author : John le Carré
ISBN : 9783843708494
Genre : Fiction
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Alle Romane von John le Carré jetzt als E-Book! - Die Küste des Bosporus, das Londoner Westend und der hohe Kaukasus sind die Schauplätze dieses Romans. Tiger Single, Patriarch der Londoner Firma Single & Single, betreibt dubiose internationale Geschäfte und Finanztransaktionen. Doch dann durchschaut ihn Oliver, sein Sohn und Partner, der von ihm nur benutzt wurde. Ein spannender Roman über Liebe, Loyalität und Verrat.
Category: Fiction

Exit West

Author : Mohsin Hamid
ISBN : 9783832189648
Genre : Fiction
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In einer Welt, die aus den Fugen geraten ist, in einem muslimisch geprägten Land, das am Rande eines Bürgerkriegs steht, in einer Stadt, die namenlos bleibt, lernen sie sich kennen: Nadia und Saeed. Sie hat mit ihrer Familie gebrochen, fährt Motorrad, lebt säkular und trägt ihr dunkles Gewand nur als Schutz vor den Zudringlichkeiten fremder Männer. Er wohnt noch bei seinen Eltern, ist eher schüchtern und nimmt die Ausübung seiner Religion sehr ernst. Doch während die Stadt um sie herum in Flammen aufgeht, sich Anschläge häufen und die Sicherheitslage immer prekärer wird, finden die beiden zusammen. Sie wollen eine gemeinsame Zukunft, in Freiheit. Und da sind diese Gerüchte über Türen, die diejenigen, die sie passieren, an ferne Orte bringen können. Doch den Weg durch diese Türen muss man sich mit viel Geld erkaufen. Als die Gewalt weiter eskaliert, entscheiden sich Nadia und Saeed, diesen Schritt zu gehen. Sie lassen ihr Land und ihr altes Leben zurück ... ›Exit West‹ ist ein überaus berührender Roman, der sich mit den zentralen Themen unserer Zeit beschäftigt: Flucht und Migration. Mohsin Hamid beweist, dass Literatur poetisch und zugleich politisch sein kann. Mit diesem »fesselnden Roman« (New York Times) steht Mohsin Hamid auf der Longlist des diesjährigen Man Booker Preises.
Category: Fiction


Author : Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN : 9783462318951
Genre : Fiction
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Stars und Models, hippe Charaktere, grenzenlose Gewalt und anarchischer Sex, Designerdrogen und hämmernde Musik – alles, was seine Fans (und Kritiker) erwartet haben, steckt in Bret Easton Ellis’ spektakulärem Roman »Glamorama«. Ein Horrortrip durch das glamouröse New York, durch die obszön glitzernde Welt von London und Paris.Victor Ward, Model und Nightlife-Profi, lebt in der modebesessenen und prominenzgeilen Welt Manhattans. Er eröffnet einen eigenen Szene-Club. Er hat ein Supermodel als Freundin und betrügt sie. Wie alle im Schatten der Stars kämpft er um Geld, Macht und Ruhm. Und zunehmend gerät er in den Sog der düsteren Seite dieser Hochglanz-Welt, die eng vernetzt ist mit Verbrechen und Gewalt. Ein mysteriöser Auftrag führt ihn nach London und Paris, wo er Kontakt zu einer terroristischen Vereinigung aufnimmt, die – angeführt von einem Model – Hotels in die Luft jagt und Flugzeuge sprengt. Ob in Manhattan oder in Europa, Victor weiß, dass er in der Falle sitzt, und Fluchtwege gibt es nicht.
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